Found on the internet , an old school documentary film featuring Mr Colnago talking about his build and design process ….
This is a late example of the legendary Colnago Nuovo Mexico frame set
Has Colnago stamp on the top of the bottom bracket shell …
And rounded Colnago stamped seat stay caps , which post date the first circa ’84 Nuovo Mexico ( flat stamped stay caps )
And the iconic 4 ribbed down tube ….
I source a Campagnolo Rally Triple crank set , as I intended to use the bike on the hills in Chianti , at L’ Eroica Gaiole …
And later found a near mint 2 nd generation Campagnolo Rally Triple rear derailleur …
Bottle cage is Specialities TA , with a white cap …
I used a Concor saddle and high flange hubs on the wheelset
The bike performed really well at Gaiole , with the triple crank set , I didn’t have to walk up any inclines
One of the early Colnago models , circa mid 1960’s
One hole drilled in bottom bracket shell…
And double ‘ arrow ( Freccia) ‘ on the seat stay caps …
And a flat fork crown with two small holes on side
Top tube centre to centre x
Seat tube centre to centre 54×54 cm
Seat tube centre to top 56cm
1″ headset fit
english bb fit
27.2 cm seat post fit
130 mm rear spacing
Rare Basso/Pogliaghi frame set
This collection has been the talk of a few vintage bike forums recently..
quite something , Team GAN provenance as well , I wonder if it will reach asking price !
I came across these images on facebook , an amazing frame set …
said to have been for sale in a Tokyo vintage BMX shop , frame has beautiful details…
here’s a link to the Tokyo shop .